I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh chard and tomatoes add a lot of fiber and vitamins to our diets but we love it for the flavor. While he would never admit to eating “health food” around the firehouse, this dish is one of many that made his trips to the doctor much more pleasant! —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California
I made this salad to take advantage of in-season fresh potatoes, onions, and green beans. It’s a perfect twist on the tangy German potato salad my mom used to make. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, VA
With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original recipe but turn up the flavor. The savory veggie blend balances the sweetness of the baked beans. —David Dixon, Shaker Heights, OH
Tender beef on toasted rolls with steaming pan juices, these sandwihces make a standout addition to the buffet line. —Holly Neuharth, Mesa, AZ
“This is a terrific recipe, nice and light. It cooks up quickly, too, which is always a big bonus.” A sizzling blend of Southwest tastes with a bright splash of lemon, this one’s a crowd pleaser! —Cori Cooper, Boise, Idaho
Sun-dried tomato dressing is a perfect complement to the peppers, cheese and pepperoni in this fun salad that comes together in a snap. —Lisa DeMarsh, Mt. Solon, Virginia
Here's a great combination of seafood and garden vegetable! People seem to like its nice color and texture...not to mention the wonderful flavor!
Greek seasoning, feta cheese and dill-cucumber sauce make this gyro taste deliciously authentic. "This was my family's introduction to how really good pita bread can be," relates Donna Garvin of Glens Falls, New York. "instead of feta cheese, they sometimes prefer cheddar or Monterey Jack."
Sloppy Joes are a suppertime staple, but my friends always say this avocado slaw makes them seem brand new. The creamy, tangy slaw tastes perfect with the savory sandwich filling. Try them—you’ll agree! —Jacyn Siebert, Walnut Creek, CA
I discovered this taco salad while I was on a health kick. My husband and I love it now. When I served it at a family birthday party, everyone eagerly asked for the recipe. —Angela Matson, Amboy, WA
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